Saddle fitting is a special skill in horse care that requires attentive
care and proficiency.

It's high time you backed up
your skill with reliable data!

Acquire the last missing dimension in saddle fitting and become
the best in your expertise!


We know you know

About 45% of  horses experience problems with the saddle fit, but not all horse owners acknowledge that. They might not even realize that the reason behind the horse’s health problems or poor performance might be an ill-fitting saddle.


Saddle problems are not always obvious and can be detected only by a knowledgeable expert. However, finding the exact fault in the saddle is sometimes very difficult even for professional saddle fitters.

Since the horse cannot tell you where the saddle feels uncomfortable, you have to
rely on mere assumptions deciding
in favour or against a saddle. 

Uncertainty can lead to choosing a poorly fitting saddle, which in return causes the horse to have serious health and performance issues.


Solution

A saddle of a poor fit complicates the saddle-fitting process, making you repeatedly go through the stages of trial-and-error. Think about how useful it is to finally have measurements showing what the horse feels!

ECHO Smart Saddle Pad saves your time, as accurate real-time data helps you to justify the fit of the saddle. Combining an adjustable, pressure sensitive textile sensor system with intuitive software, ECHO pad senses and interprets what the horse feels into clear data. The user-friendly interface makes it easy for you to check on the horse’s performance no matter if it is idle or moving.

By grounding your practice in accurate data, the chance of horse injuries is reduced, saving resources and improving the horse’s performance at the same time.

Advance your skill with technology that ensures faster work, safety and care for the horse, and become the best in your expertise!

01 - UPPER LAYER

Ascetic design, made according to industry standards and latest trends. Separable and washable.

02 - TEXTILE SENSORS

64 sectors of fabric that sense pressure. Patented technology.

03 - ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

Receive signals from pressure sensors, aggregate them and transfer wirelessly to the mobile app.

04 - BOTTOM LAYER

Separable, washable. Protects inner layer from moisture and dirt. Antiseptic products can be applied to prevent transmission of diseases.

How does the technology work?

The ECHO Smart Saddle Pad has textile pressure sensors embedded in its tactile fabric. 64 sensors measure
pressure and transmit the easy-to-interpret data to a mobile screen.

The Smart Saddle
Pad features:

Soft blanket covering of
a 4 mm thickness

Wireless connection

Rechargeable battery

User-friendly mobile app to interpret the data the sensors receive

It’s a clear and measurable way to track the performance of the rider,
the fitness and comfort of the horse!


ECHO smart textile is based on a patented technology backed by Riga Technical University in Northern Europe.

The unique characteristics of textile sensors combined with data processing algorithms and IT technologies is a significant product innovation that will soon change the industry of horse care.


ECHO team has united experts in various competences, including, bio engineering, textile engineering, and product development.

Collaborating with horse care specialists and professional equestrians, together we have come up with the product version that attends to the values and needs of all - ensuring safety and comfort for the horse, certainty for the horse owner or rider, and improved process of saddle fitting.

ECHO Smart Saddle Pad improves the
saddle-fitting process so that you can:

01
Make data-based decisions

04
Get real-time presentable feedback

of changes made

02
Increase your expertise

05
Reduce risks of human error

03
Make more precise changes

06
Make data-based decisions

Get rid of unnecessary stress, uncertainty and confusion in your daily practice! By incorporating the smart textile technology in saddle fitting, you’ll be able to obtain accurate, comprehensible data about the pressure, comfort and performance of the horse when it is idle or moving. A decision based on reliable data helps to choose the best saddle for the horse’s health and performance, making the whole process faster and easier.

In addition, the user-friendly software is easy to operate and understand so that you can show the information to the owner or the rider of the horse.


Become the top specialist in your expertise by grounding your practice in reliable data acquired by a novel technology! Your clients value your experience, make certainty and progressiveness the best facets of your practice as well!

Here's what the experts say

After running tens of interviews with horse care specialists and professional equestrians,
we’ve found out that it’s an innovation they have been looking for! So far, no equivalent product
has been created in the world.

ECHO sensor technology is helpful to the riders as well as saddle fitters, as it allows to see what happens to
the horse when it is idle or moving. It is best to know how the horse feels than struggle finding it out.

“I have seen that many riders have problems with their horses without knowing that the saddle is the cause, but these problems are difficult to detect without specific tools or experiential knowledge.”

- Monika Korpikangas-Salonius
Trainer and Dressage rider

"As a professional saddler and horse massage therapist, I can feel many things about the saddle, when the horse is still. But because it is impossible to have hands and eyes on the horses’ back, when the horse is moving, it’s helpful to have some confirmation on what I feel might be happening."

- ​Jutta Luhtinen
Professional saddler and horse massage therapist

“Lack of proper knowledge mostly results in a poor overall performance. Poorly fitting or damaged saddle can decrease working performance, rider`s and horse`s overall level of comfort and, in worst cases, can lead to various health and behaviour issues of the horse.”

- ​Reinis Rudzitis
apprentice saddler


Become the trendsetter
by being among the first to get
the smart saddle pad!

Now’s the time to get the ECHO Smart Saddle Pad for a special price!

What's in the box?

  • Pad with integrated sensors
  • Mobile app to be downloaded in App Store or Google Play
  • Charger

Your purchase is combined with a money-back guarantee.

If you’re not satisfied with the smart saddle pad, within 30 days of the purchase you can send it to us and get your money back.

We maintain high reputation and truly care about your satisfaction, our customer service will be most
happy to help with any kind of questions.

Here's what the experts say

After running tens of interviews with horse care specialists and professional equestrians,
we’ve found out that it’s an innovation they have been looking for! So far, no equivalent product
has been created in the world.

EHO sensor technology is helpful to the riders as well as saddle fitters, as it allows to see what happens to
the horse when it is idle or moving. It is best to know how the horse feels than struggle finding it out.

“I have seen that many riders have problems with their horses without knowing that the saddle is the cause, but these problems are difficult to detect without specific tools or experiential knowledge.”

- ​Monika Korpikangas-Salonius
Trainer and Dressage rider, Finland

"As a professional saddler and horse massage therapist, I can feel many things about the saddle, when the horse is still. But because it is impossible to have hands and eyes on the horses’ back, when the horse is moving, it’s helpful to have some confirmation on what I feel might be happening."

- ​Jutta Luhtinen
Professional saddler and horse massage therapist


Become the trendsetter
by being among the first to get
the smart saddle pad!

What's in the box?

  • Pad with integrated sensors
  • Remote screen for data analysis and storage (works within 300 meters range from the pad)
  • Charger

Now’s the time to get the EHO Smart saddle pad for a special price!

€ 800 

€ 690 


Your purchase is combined with a money-back guarantee.

If you’re not satisfied with the smart saddle pad, within 30 days of the purchase you can send it to us and
get your money back

We maintain high reputation and truly care about your satisfaction, our customer service will be most
happy to help with any kind of questions.

This is an opportunity to
bring your service to the
digital age with ECHO
sensor system!

Hurry up and join 50 others that will receive the product!


The production is limited in the first batch, so get the Smart saddle pad for a special price - 650 EUR!

Next batch:
50 units


Save your time and resources, and order
the Smart saddle pad now!

Join the pioneering horse care specialists and
become one of the leading experts in your field!

FAQ

What will be the available colours?


Planned colour palette: navy blue, dark brown, black - to ensure horse's peace and well-being.

Can I wash it in the washing machine? 


The product design foresees that upper layer and sublayer will be removable and washable. The inner layer (sensors + electronics) are not to be immersed in water.

When do you plan to have the
first product ready? 


Pre-ordering is planned to start in Q4 of 2019, first batch to be shipped in Q1, 2020.

Why do I need this? If my horse or rider is crooked I can’t do anything about it?  


The Smart Saddle Pad is mostly for prevention measures - to understand the saddle fit in relation to a particular horse regularly as the horse's shape changes and thus saddle adjustments are needed.

Why do I need this? I can tell that my horse doesn't feel well myself just by riding it. 


The Smart Saddle Pad indicates precisely the areas under the saddle that bear too much of rider's weight (if it is not distributed evenly). Thus, the pad instructs about saddle adjustments or change.

How can the pad determine who's fault is it, horse or rider?  


It is very crucial that the pressure on horse's back under the weight of a rider is distributed evenly. Furthermore, it is absolutely critical that there is no load on horse's spine and vertebrae.

What kind of data will I be able to see in the app? 


The product includes a free app available in App Store and Google Play that shows data from saddle pad sensors in live mode. The intuitive design and usage of colors will indicate the rider (or any other specialist using the device) the pressure distribution (the load on each sensor will be related to other sensors and the system will calculate and display the situation). The app also has saving mode to capture particular situation and show/explain it later to rider, saddle fitter, veterinarian, or other specialist.

Are there any metal parts in the pad? I am afraid that using it while jumping might hurt my horse.  


Design of the pad foresees that there are minor metal parts; however, they won't affect the horse in any way.

What if my horse is already injured, will it help in the rehabilitation?  


The precise information about particular saddle fit will benefit the rehabilitation. To make it 100% sure, please consult with your veterinarian.

I have 15 horses in my stable and some 7-9 people frequent riders, how many pads do I need?  


A perfect chance to save resources - sharing a pad among several horses! Moreover, the system allows to login with an individual account to save sensor data (pressure distribution on horse's back) and enter the name of rider and horse, and other details.

Is there a max weight/pressure limit that the saddle pad can handle?  


We can't imagine a person so light or so heavy that would limit Smart Saddle Pad sensors.

I am a professional saddle-maker, can I use the pad for fitting purposes on a static saddle stand?  


We suggest using Smart Saddle Pad on a horse before fitting a saddle as every horse is unique.

Which materials will it be made of? Can it handle 100 km endurance races through rough terrains and weather? 


The design foresees heavy duty usage; however, you have to take into account that the Smart Saddle Pad is for measuring purposes mostly, not for extremely active riding.

What is the estimated price of one saddle pad? Will there be any discounts?  


The price is 900 EUR. Discounts applicable during pre-ordering.


EHO Technologies Ltd.

(Reg. no. 40203111118)
Riga Technical University


12, k-4 Azenes Str., Riga, Latvia
Tel. +371 29 203 043
Email. connect@echo-tex.com